It also echoed Buttigieg’s criticisms of past Republican actions that rolled back Obama administration rail safety regulations. Regan, whose agency is overseeing the cleanup of toxic chemicals in East Palestine, returned to the village Tuesday. During his visit to East Palestine on Thursday, Buttigieg plans to meet with community members, NTSB officials and DOT employees. Portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed the previous night in East Palestine, Ohio, remain on fire at mid-day on Feb. 4, 2023. Those include DeWine and others who have met Regan during his two trips to East Palestine.